Staff Research Associate I

Updated: 12 days ago
Location: San Francisco, CALIFORNIA

Anesthesia and Perioperative Care

Full Time


Job Summary

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded (NHLBI HL14878) position for laboratory research exploring the therapeutic use of high molecular weight hyaluronic acid in various acute lung injury models, such as in vitro models of protein permeability, inflammation and bacterial phagocytosis and in vivo mouse models of severe bacterial (E.coli or Pseudomonas aeruginosa) pneumonia.  

Under direct supervision and guidance, the Staff Research Associate I will be expected to become proficient (with training) in basic molecular biology techniques such as RNA isolation, quantitative RT-PCR, Western Blot analyses, immunofluorescent and confocal microscopy, and flow cytometry.  The applicant will be taught how to isolate and characterize extracellular vesicles from human and mouse plasma and human and mouse bronchoalveolar lavage fluids.

Please note: This is a 100% one-time hire limited appointment for 18 months max, starting from the date of hire.

Department Description

UCSF’s Department of Anesthesia is one of the largest departments in the School of Medicine (SOM) at UCSF.  The missions of the department include research (basic and clinical), teaching, patient care, and public service.  The department is organized across five sites.  The Department of Anesthesia provides anesthesia service for UCSF’s five integrated facilities: Moffitt/Long Hospital (pre-op, inpatient and outpatient), Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (inpatient and outpatient, including a very active trauma service), San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (inpatient and outpatient), Mission Bay Hospital (OB and Pediatric inpatient and outpatients), and the UCSF/Mt. Zion Medical Center (inpatient and outpatient, including a chronic pain management clinic).  

Authority and accountability for the department rest with the Department Chairman who directs the site Chiefs of Service and mission-based Vice Chairs. The department consist of 237 Faculty members, 171 Staff employees, 21 Fellows, 81 Residents, 15 Non-Faculty Academics, and 8 Post-Docs and 59 Certified Registered Nurse.  The department’s annual budget is $100 million.

Required Qualifications

•    BA/BS degree in a related science and knowledge of, or experience with, the basic techniques or methods required by the position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Preferred Qualifications

•    Some prior experience working in a basic science laboratory.  Some experience with basic molecular biology techniques

About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Job Code and Payroll Title

009613 SRA 1

Employee Class

Limited Appt


Parnassus Heights (SF)

Additional Shift Details

5 days/week, 8 hours/day, 40 hours week

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